Squawk Box

February 2006 Issue

Squawk Box: 02/06

The following information is derived from the FAA’s Service Difficulty Reports and Aviation Maintenance Alerts.


Aeronca 7AC
Cracked Wing Spar

A submitter states, “The aft righthand spar has a longitudinal crack on the lower end. The crack is located at the strut attach point. (This) spar also shows signs of rotting—inboard of the crack area.” No description of this crack or dimensions was provided, nor was there an included part number for the spar. Part Total Time: 4138.1 hours.

Beechcraft Model A-36 Bonanza
Imploded Tip Tank

The airplane was fitted with Osborne Inc. auxiliary fuel tip tanks. The righthand tank (p/n 55000-105) imploded, prob...

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